housing

Public housing residents rally in the Battle of Waterloo

Residents of public housing towers in Waterloo, inner Sydney, rallied on April 23 against the NSW Coalition government's plan to forcibly evict tenants so it can sell off their homes.

The community is fighting the government's plan to begin relocating residents from mid-next year, before demolishing the Waterloo apartment towers to build new private high-rise apartments.

The 'housing market' that cannot provide housing

Less than 1% of rental properties are affordable for low-income families in Sydney and the Illawarra, according to a new report launched on April 21 by Anglicare Sydney.

Venezuelans protest bill to privatise housing, Congress for the Homeland opens


Photo: Venezuelanalysis.com.

Venezuelans took to the streets on April 14 to protest a new housing law proposed by the new right wing-controlled assembly that seeks to privatise public housing.

TeleSUR correspondent in Caracas Iain Bruce reported: “Government supporters are protesting against a law passed by parliament to allow public housing to be sold.”

How hard can it be to find a room to rent?

I moved to Sydney at the start of this year. For months I have spent every Sunday I'm not working rushing around the Inner West being interviewed as a flatmate, only to suffer rejection after silent rejection.

Brazil: Behind the political crisis lies class war

Every so often, the bourgeois political system runs into crisis. The machinery of the state jams; the veils of consent are torn asunder and the tools of power appear disturbingly naked. Brazil is living through one of those moments: it is dreamland for social scientists; a nightmare for everyone else.

Matagarup mob responds to police raids with night protest at parliament

After three days of relentless raids by WA police and Perth City Council rangers on the Matagarup Refugee Camp, participants responded with a night protest at parliament.

Tents were erected as protesters made a defiant statements indicating that they would not be intimidated by the police and council actions.

Why are police attacking these homeless people at Matagarup?

In a re-run of scenes at Matagarup (Heirisson Island) over the past four

We rally for the homeless

March supporting the Matagarup Refugee Camp and Nyoongar rights. Take a stand against Perth City Council and Police raids on the camp.

Forrest Place, Perth City

Event date: 
Thu, 14/04/2016 - 11:00am
Event time: 
Thu, 14/04/2016 - 11:00am

Homeless retake houses in protest

Activists from the Homeless Persons Union (HPU) began occupying vacant properties in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood on March 30 in a protest at the lack of public housing.

March condemns sell-off of Millers Point public housing

Several hundred residents of inner-city Millers Point public housing and supporters marched from the Kent Street Fire Station to the Village Green in Argyle Place on March 19 to protest against the ongoing sell-off of their homes by the state government.

Unions, including the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU), were well represented in the march.

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